Database Manager

The Database Manager allows you to create multiple inventory databases. It will always show at start up unless you disable it by un-checking the "Always select database on startup" option at the bottom of the Database Manager window.

You can also access the Database Manager by going to File > Database Manager.



Creating and Opening Databases

  1. When running SellerEngine Plus for the first time, in the Database Manager window you'll see the default "SEPlus Main DataBase" selected. This database is empty when you first start the software. You can use this default database or create your own new database(s):
    • Enter the name for your database and click 'Create New Database'
    • The 'File Save As' dialog will appear. You can browse to a location that is different from the default one, or simply save it in the default location. Click 'Save'.
    • The database you just created will now show in the database list.
    • To add another database, enter the name for your next database and repeat the previous steps.
  2. Click on the name of the database you want to work with first.
  3. Click on 'Open Selected'.
  4. You are now working in the database you selected. The name of the database you are working in shows in the status bar at the top of the SellerEngine Plus window.
  5. To switch to another database:
    • From the File menu, select 'Database Manager'.
    • Select the database you want to switch to.
      Note: When you close SellerEngine Plus, it will remember which database you were last working on. It will be listed in bold and say - [current] in the database list.
    • Click on 'Open Selected'.



Deleting Databases

  1. From the Database Manager, select the database you wish to delete.
  2. Click the button that says 'Delete'.
  3. You will be asked to confirm that you really wish to delete the database. Click 'Yes'.
  4. You will be asked if you wish to delete the database file.
    • If you click 'no' (recommended), your database will be unregistered for use in SellerEngine Plus, but will remain in the file system. It can then be recovered in the future.
    • If you choose 'yes', the database will be completely removed from your system and cannot be recovered.



Database Management

From the 'Manage' button in the Database Manager, the following actions are available:



  • Register existing database for use with SellerEngine Plus
    1. Select 'Manage'.
    2. Choose 'Register existing database' from the drop-down menu which appears.
    3. Browse to the location of your existing SellerEngine Plus database.
    4. Click 'Open'.
    5. Type in the name for your database, or use the existing name, and click 'OK'.
    6. Your database will appear in the list.


  • Set a new default location for new databases
    1. Select 'Manage'.
    2. Choose 'Set default location for new databases' from the drop-down menu which appears.
    3. In the dialog box that appears, browse to the location in which you would like to store your databases.
    4. Click 'OK'. New databases which you create will now be stored in the new location by default.


  • Move selected database to a new location
    1. Select 'Manage'.
    2. Choose 'Move selected database to a new location' from the drop-down menu which appears.
    3. In the dialog box that appears, browse to the location in which you would like to store your databases.
    4. Click 'OK'. The database will be moved to the new location.


  • Compact Selected Database - You cannot compact the active database from here.

    NOTE: This option can be used to fix database corruption; when you're no longer able to open a database because of a unexpected computer crash, create a new database or open another already existing one, then open the database manager once more, select the database with problems, then try compacting the database using this option. For detailed instructions, click here.
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